Eunice House is a home away from home for 200 borders from all over South Africa and even from as far as Botswana and Namibia.
Staying at Eunice House helps the girls develop independence, self-discipline and the ability to manage themselves while they are still functioning in a safe and secure environment under the guidance of four caring house mothers and numerous charge mistresses. Mr and Mrs Janse van Renseburg (Deputy Principal) lead the house mothers as Senior House Parents.
The annual hostel week where the girls are spoiled rotten is a very exciting event on their school calendar. Break time treats, movies in the prep room and supervised serenades by handsome gentlemen are just a few of the highlights experienced during hostel week. Spring Breakfast and a classy annual Christmas dinner serve as major memory making traditions which the girls treasure for years on end.
Family ties are forged at Eunice House which is often referred to as the soul of the school.
It provides boarding to over 200 girls. Old girls will recognise the names of the different wings which consist of twobedded rooms. Kopje, Eirene, Reitz, Upper House, Lower House and Margaret Style are all famous Eunice names from the old school which are now part of the Central University of Technology.
The girls are fortunate to have separate dining, prep and recreation facilities. The upstairs preproom is used for the three matric examinations as it is relatively quiet and remote. There is also a sickbay, a computer room and a matric TV room where grade 12’s spend leisure time.
One of the features of Eunice House is its security extras. Tiger Muller greets and vets every visitor to the foyer which serves as an entrance and exit to all the wings. Four housemothers report to a senior head of hostel and are supported by seven
The kitchen facility is run independently and provides a thoroughly professional service.
During holidays, Eunice House is transformed into an experienced and expert business operation which provides the school with much needed funds for capital development and welcomes visitors from all over the country into the Eunice
All past boarders will remember the atmosphere of positive respect, the courtesy, the fun and the friendliness which characterise hostel life.
Bianca van Aswegen from Welkom is the present boarder headgirl. She has her own en-suite accommodation and participates fully in the organisation and responsibilities of hostel life. She is supported by a group of senior learner
leaders. Her photograph, like those of her predecessors, graces the hostel foyer.
Special Eunice House traditions include the Spring Breakfast, Christmas dinner and the Hostel Week which features treats and activities which give Eunice much of its fun spirit. In times past the Grey Lady would make an appearance once a year. She could be persuaded to pass by unnoticed if enough sweets and chocolates were left outside one’s room. It took a male principal to persuade her to move to less green pastures!
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